This one day course explores the drivers of coastal flood risk and the modelling and analytical approaches that have been developed to predict, forecast and prepare for it. We demonstrate that whilst flood modelling and forecasting is a complex and uncertain science, it is maturing, and we are finding intelligent ways to tighten up on uncertainty.
This course is aimed at:
- Those involved in estimating extreme sea levels and wave heights for applications such as flood mapping, flood warning and Flood Risk Assessments
- Professionals and Managers who are reviewing coastal studies, or to those who wish to update their knowledge of extreme sea level science.
By the end of this course you will be able to understand:
- The key drivers of coastal flood risk
- Coastal flood risk drivers (e.g. tides, surges, waves, etc)
- Methods available for the analysis of flood risk drivers (boundary conditions)
- Coastal flood modelling approaches
- Coastal flood forecasting
Anne-Marie Moon BSc MSc CEng MICE
Anne-Marie is a Chartered Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the field of coastal engineering. Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of coastal projects including coastal and estuarine strategic studies, sand dune management, marina and rock breakwater design and Beach Management Plans. Anne-Marie leads JBA’s Flood Risk Management Team in Newport, South Wales. She is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on coastal erosion and flood risk management.
Fay Luxford BSc MSc
Fay is a senior coastal flood analyst working with, and is the Team Leader of, JBA Coastal Modelling. She has in-depth knowledge of the mathematical theory behind numerical models of waves and free surface flows and has worked across government, private and academic sectors delivering wave modelling, flood inundation and sediment transport studies. Fay has applied the theoretical statistical knowledge from her mathematics degree to perform statistical assessments of extreme values including using the Heffernan and Tawn multi-variate technique to estimate extreme water levels, waves and winds. She has experience of modelling shallow water wave transformations using the SWAN and TOMAWAC wave models for multiple projects around the UK and has experience of developing bespoke forecasting systems. Fay is also a lecturer on the Lancaster University JBA PgCert course.